StraighterLine and Goodwin College Partner to Provide Flexible, Low-risk Pathways to a College Degree

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StraighterLine and Goodwin College announce partnership to offer more options for career-focused college students

We surround our students with as much support as possible. This new partnership with StraighterLine is a wonderful opportunity for them — and a great example of organizations working together to increase student success.

StraighterLine, the fastest-growing provider of low-cost, online general education courses, has partnered with Goodwin College to provide students with an affordable pathway to their degree and, ultimately, a strong employment outcome upon graduation. Goodwin aims to understand the needs of their students, to provide flexibility and support, and to make quality education more accessible.

Of this partnership, StraighterLine Founder and CEO Burck Smith said, “We are proud to work with institutions such as Goodwin College, who is working to nurture students to help them realize their academic and professional goals.”

“At Goodwin, we focus on empowering hard-working students to become sought-after employees,” added the College’s president, Mark Scheinberg. “We surround our students with as much support as possible. This new partnership with StraighterLine is a wonderful opportunity for them — and a great example of organizations working together to increase student success.”

Goodwin College is a nonprofit institution of higher education and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

About Goodwin College
Founded in 1999, Goodwin College has a goal of serving a diverse student population with career-focused degree programs that lead to strong employment outcomes. Within its first ten years, Goodwin College garnered an impressive list of milestones, including the development of one of Connecticut’s leading nursing programs, approval to offer bachelor’s degrees, and the construction of a new campus on the Connecticut River in East Hartford. That campus, built on a remediated brownfield, is often cited as the standard for smart growth and has won a host of design and environmental awards, including Project of the Year from the Northeastern Economic Developers Association (NEDA), the leading economic development organization in the northeast.

About StraighterLine
StraighterLine solves the #1 issue facing students today – the skyrocketing cost of college – with low-cost online courses that prepare students for success. StraighterLine combines a $99 a month course subscription with guaranteed credit pathways to accredited degree programs to save students up to 60% on the total cost of their degree. More than 10,000 students got started with StraighterLine last year. StraighterLine takes the worry out of credit transfer with a College Savings Network of nearly 100 accredited colleges that guarantee acceptance of StraighterLine courses. Having also been evaluated and recommended by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT), StraighterLine courses will also be considered by more than 2,000 other colleges and universities for transfer to their degree programs upon request.

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